Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Tue Jan 19 2021 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University, a member of Conference USA and a Football Bowl Subdivision NCAA member institution, seeks to hire an individual for the full-time position of Director of Student-Athlete Career Development. This is a 12-month, full-time position. This position will report directly to the Associate AD/Senior Woman Administrator. Applicants must have a commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of WKU, Conference USA and the NCAA.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs.
Create a multi-year development program including but not limited to: personal skills, inclusion, career and professional development, community service and leadership
Primary goal is to provide each football player with an opportunity to be gainfully employed after graduation.
Organize career-related services and programs for student-athletes, which enhance personal and career development
Monitor attendance at career events and programs
Orchestrate life skill seminars and workshops for football student-athletes and eventually all student-athletes
Identify opportunities and coordinate all community outreach requests for the football program and staff members
Meet one-on-one with student-athletes to provide career development guidance and monitor the fulfillment of the required career checklist
Coordinate and execute networking and mentoring initiatives among current student-athletes and alumni while maintaining an up-to-date alumni database
Implement and facilitate leadership development sessions with sport programs
Coordinate resources to be added weekly to the Hilltopper Network website
Serve as a staff advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Serve as athletics liaison to the Advising and Career Development Center on campus, which includes having student-athletes participate in career fairs and job interviews
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success:
Knowledge of NCAA rules.
Must be self-motivated and team-oriented.
Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Experience with Microsoft Office products.
Must be willing and able to flexible hours, including work evenings and weekends.
The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following the highest standards for leadership, professionalism, integrity, accountability, responsibility, cooperation and customer service.
At least 2 years of experience in the student-athlete career development field, or similar.
Must have knowledge of NCAA legislation.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.